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Old 12-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #31
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For those of you just buying tires from tirerack (not rims), who's installing and balancing the tires on your rims? And doesn't that expense make the deal from tirerack not as good? I'm comparing tirerack to local shops that include installation in their price.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:31 PM   #32
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For those of you just buying tires from tirerack (not rims), who's installing and balancing the tires on your rims? And doesn't that expense make the deal from tirerack not as good? I'm comparing tirerack to local shops that include installation in their price.
It's still wayyyyy better for anything but the smallest/cheapest tires (like 14").

I've recently been going to Sam's Club for mounting. $10/tire, they have really nice equipment, and the guys there even let me work with them so I can mount the wheels myself.

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Old 12-21-2007, 06:48 PM   #33
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True, it does add to the total cost. You need to do your homework to make sure it is still worth it. For me, it was...
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:06 PM   #34
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Same here. I saved $250 (or 50% of what I spent). And that was just 16".

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Old 12-21-2007, 11:09 PM   #35
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Same here. I saved $250 (or 50% of what I spent). And that was just 16".

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Same here, with my 17's I saved over $200.. I'm lucky I have free mounting, balancing etc... Even if it was $40 for all four tires I still would have saved $160. Well worth it imo. Now that Quebec passed that law for mandatory winter tires, guess where I'll be picking up my snow tires...
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:45 PM   #36
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Thanks for the extra info! I'll need some new rubber for my 16's. I'll definitely price local shops against tire rack.

Thanks for the heads up about Sams Club, Jay. $10/tire is a sweet deal. You mentioned they have good equipment. Do you know specifically if they have/use a Hunter 3000 balancer? Which location do you go to?

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Old 12-22-2007, 04:51 AM   #37
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God damn, that sounds like an awsome thing TireRack did... Finaly the companies down south are realising the Canadian buying power and doing something to market their products into Canada... I wish this was going on when I bought my BBS's from them, I really didn't like paying close to (although I knew what it would be) 800 dollars to UPS at my door
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:34 AM   #38
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Thanks for the extra info! I'll need some new rubber for my 16's. I'll definitely price local shops against tire rack.

Thanks for the heads up about Sams Club, Jay. $10/tire is a sweet deal. You mentioned they have good equipment. Do you know specifically if they have/use a Hunter 3000 balancer? Which location do you go to?

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I can't remember the exact model, but all of their equipment is fairly new and didn't scratch my rims. Another bonus is that because of corporate regulations the place is always spotless. I go to the Pickering location, but they're likely all the same.

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Old 12-22-2007, 12:49 PM   #39
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Nice! Thanks for the info, Jay!
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